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May 2013 is your last chance to view Prior and Women's Studies!

AFRICA by Karol Kozlowski
May at the American Folk Art Museum offers plenty of fresh reasons to visit, from exciting new workshops and lectures to terrific music programs and fun activities for visitors of all ages. Plus, this is your last opportunity to see “Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed” and “Women’s Studies” before they’re gone.
And don’t forget: “Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts,” “Traylor in Motion: Wonders from New York Collections,” and “Recent Gifts” open June 11.

Make It Thursday: Make a Flag Book
Thursday, May 2, 2013, 6–7:30 pm
Make a Flag Book!
This easy accordion-style flip-flap book delights with a surprising popup motion. Its versatile structure can hold photos, drawings, postcards, poems, notes—even envelopes.
Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your favorite papers, envelopes, collage materials, buttons, beads, ostrich feathers, rubber stamps, bone folder, and/or scissors.
Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys, hand makes limited editions and artist books at Purgatory Pie Press, collaborating with printer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers.
Free for museum members.
$10 for non-members.
Includes refreshments and all materials.
Space is limited.

Tickets may be purchased online.
For workshop information, to reserve free member tickets, or if you are a crafter insterested in leading a session, please contact Hope Bodwell at 212. 265. 1040, ext. 311, or hbodwell@folkartmuseum.org.
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Free Music Fridays
Free Music Friday
Friday, May 10, 5:30–7:30 pm

Enjoy live music and a cash wine bar in the galleries each Friday evening from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Admission is always free.

Hosted by Lara Ewen, our May 10 lineup features Irish singer/songwriter Anthony Mulcahy, modern folk singer Lucas Rotman, and folk rock musician Kwesi Kankam.

Wine is available for a $5.00 donation (free for members), and we’re also encouraging attendees to pick up a copy of our Free Music Fridays CD. The 16-track compilation costs $5.00, and features some of our favorite series performers.


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Masterworks lecture: Stacy C. Hollander, chief curator, examines the Women’s Studies exhibition
Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 6 pm
Stacy C. Hollander, chief curator and director of exhibitions, will examine the exhibition “Women’s Studies,” which includes drawings and photographs of women by four twentieth-century self-taught artists. These artworks in the museum’s collection offer strikingly different viewpoints that raise questions of intent, portrayal, and self-identity.
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Families & Folk Folk Art
Families and Folk Art
Saturday, May 4, 2013, 1–2 pm
Families and Folk Art is offered the first Saturday of every month from 1 to 2 pm. The program introduces children ages 4 to 12 and their accompanying adults to folk art through interactive and discussion-based tours in the galleries followed by hands-on artmaking activities inspired by objects in the museum. 
Info: 212. 265. 1040, ext. 381, or familyprograms@folkartmuseum.org.
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The Art of Perception
The Art of Perception
Thursday, May 16, 2013, 6–7 pm

Amy E. Herman designed, developed, and conducts all sessions of The Art of Perception using the analysis of works of art to improve perception and communication skills. Originally designed in 2000 to help medical students improve their observation and communication skills with patients, the program was subsequently adapted for law enforcement professionals and leaders in industry, education, and finance. She currently conducts the program nationally for a wide range of law enforcement agencies, including the NYPD, the FBI, the CIA, and the Department of Justice, as well as for hospitals, medical schools, and first responders.
During this evening program, Ms. Herman will give an introduction to her practice and methodology followed by an interactive session in the museum galleries, when she will lead a discussion with participants, applying her techniques to the artworks included in the exhibition “Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed.”
Seating is limited; tickets required ($30; $25 for members). Purchase tickets online or contact Rachel Rosen at 212.265.1040, ext. 381, or rrosen@folkartmuseum.org.

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Last chance to view 'Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed' and 'Women's Studies,' both of which close May 26
Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed and Womens Studies
Both exhibitions close May 26.

Organized by the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, the William Matthew Prior exhibition includes more than 40 oil paintings spanning the artist’s career from 1824 to 1856.

“Women’s Studies” presents drawings and photographs of women by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Paul D. Humphrey, Nellie Mae Rowe, and Inez Nathaniel Walker.

Bill Traylor: Drawings from the Collections of the High Museum of Art and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts opens June 11.

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